Educational Webinars

The ABC offers educational webinars to our members and affiliates on a wide range of topics that are of interest to the brain disease community.  This format allows us to reach hundreds of individuals and easily provide education to our members.  It also allows our members to participating in real time, which will allow them to ask questions of the panelists, or listen when it’s convenient for them since our webinars are archived. 


September 24, 2020 – Action & Potential in Outreach, Education & Research!

  • Leigh Wilson -Public Engagement Manager at the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, King's College London

  • Richard Wingate - Editor-in-Chief for and Reader in the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King's College London

  • Moderators: Bill Griesar and Jeff Leake of NW Noggin

February 5, 2020 – Non-human Primates, Neuroscience Research: New techniques, New questions 

  • Henry T. "Hank" Greely - Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics at Stanford University

  • Moderator: Dr. Emmanuel DiCicco-Bloom - Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Neuroscience and Cell Biology/Pediatrics 

January 29, 2020 – All of Us Research Program

  • Dr. Katherine Blizinsky - Policy director for the All of Us Research

  • Moderator: Patrick McCartney - ABC Program Committee Chair & Executive Director, International Essential Tremor Foundation

October 16, 2019 – Gene Therapy 101

  • Dr. Nancy Kuntz - Attending Neurologist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

  • Erin Ward - President, MTM-CMN Family Connection
  • Marie Wood - Vice President, MTM-CMN Family Connection

September 12, 2019 – Coexisting Anxiety and ADHD; Addressing Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment  
The American Brain Coalition is pleased to present this webinar in collaboration with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

  • Dr. Michael Ziffra - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 

May 23, 2019 – Neuroethics: The Responsible Use of Advances in Brain Science

  • Dr. Paul Root Wolpe - Director, Center for Ethics, Emory Center for Ethics 

  • Dr. Diana Shineman - VP, Research & Medical Programs, Tourette Association of America
  • Moderator: Dr. Matthew Rizzo - American Brain Coalition Program Committee Chair

December 19, 2018 – Preserving the Six Protected Classes and Why it Should Matter to Brain Disease Advocates

  • Andrew Sperling - Director of Legislative and Policy Advocacy, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • Pam Traxel - Senior Vice President Alliance Development and Philanthropy, American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network 
  • Catherine Finley - Senior Advisor Partnership for Part D Access, Partner, Thorn Run Partners

May 15, 2018 – Launching into the Next Phase of the NIH BRAIN Initiative

  • Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D. - Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Joshua A. Gordon, MD, PhD - Director of the National Institute of Mental Health

September 19, 2017 – Substance Use Disorders

  • Richard N. Rosenthal, MD - Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Hilary S. Connery, MD, PhD - Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School 
  • Moderator: Justine Welsh, MD - Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

June 28, 2016 – Landmark Study on the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD)

Informative webinar regarding how researchers will be collaborating to discover just how all of the many types of experiences an adolescent is exposed to affects their brain development. Listen to discover how the study will balance the demographics of enrollees, encourage long term study involvement, and seek answers to how environments, emotions, substance use, screen time, genetics, etc. impact the cognitive development of this age group.


American Brain Coalition

P.O. Box 1549 | Maple Grove, MN 55311 | Phone: (763) 557-2913